ATS 2020, The 18th Annual NCCPAP Accounting and Tax Symposium, A Virtual Conference
September 15, 2020—The Educational Foundation of the Nassau/Suffolk Chapter of NCCPAP and the Nassau/Suffolk Chapter of NCCPAP are proud to announce this year’s lineup for its Accounting and Tax Symposium (ATS). This year’s 18th event (formerly known as the Long Island Tax Professionals Symposium or LITPS) is going virtual…and national. Based on years of success and to accommodate work at home mandates, the organizations are expanding their reach and offering the same high value experience with speakers, exhibitors, and attendees—in a virtual conference format. According to Robert L. Goldfarb, CPA, CGMA, CFP®, CFE, DBAFA and Ross S. Kass, CPA, CCP, FABFA, the conference co-chairs, “We have spent hundreds of hours redesigning and redeveloping the 2020 Virtual Symposium to make this a memorable event with the same quality and exceptional educational experience that our attendees have come to expect and deserve.” This year’s conference will take place on November 10, 13, 18 and 19 from 10AM-5PM ET. In addition to the core sessions, additional education will be available for East Coast state regulations from 8AM-10AM and West Coast and Texas state regulations from 5-5:45PM each day.
This is an event where accounting professionals can earn up to 36 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits at a single conference while expanding their connections and interacting with regionally and nationally known experts—all in a virtual format.
Andrea Parness, CPA, CTC and President of the Educational Foundation continues, “With a virtual conference format, we have had to adjust a few details like the course schedule. In previous years, attendees could sign up course by course. This year, our single global registration process will allow attendees to come to any and all education segments. Another change is that our sponsors will have a virtual exhibit hall where they can invite attendees to get more information or schedule a separate meeting at their booth.” Overall the conference which normally hosts 600-700 attendees in the New York region now expects to attract over 1200 tax and accounting professionals nationwide, the main benefit being that participants can gain an entire year’s CPEs during a single four-day conference and at a very reasonable cost. As with all previous events, there will be opportunities to make new connections and share insights about the profession. Andrea continues, “Our tagline, ‘Connect. Learn. Share.’ says it all—we are an active community of tax professionals that enjoy being together and learning from each other.”
The lineup of speakers continues to grow. So far, 50 experts are confirmed. James C. Bourke, CPA, CITP, CFF, CGMA, Partner and Managing Director of Advisory Services at Withum of New York, is one of our Keynote Speakers who will enlighten our attendees about Technology’s Role in Transforming the Profession. In addition, some of the other confirmed speakers include: Robert Barnett, CPA, JD; Neil D. Katz, CPA, JD, LLM; Beanna J. Whitlock, EA, CSA; and Frank A. Gallo, CPA.
Early Bird discounted pricing is available through October 23, 2020. Not all programs qualify for all types of education credits. Registration is now open. For more info, visit nationalats.org.
The National Conference of CPA Practitioners (NCCPAP) is a professional organization comprised of Certified Public Accountants practicing in the United States. In addition to serving as a forum for education, networking, and community impact, NCCPAP also advocates for its clients. NCCPAP influences tax administration and tax policy by regularly meeting with Internal Revenue Service representatives, state taxing authorities, and elected officials. NCCPAP members represent over one million businesses and individual clients. The organization is headquartered in Woodbury, NY. For more information visit, www.NCCPAP.org.
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